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Bryce Anderson
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"_Strictly Analog_ really worked for me. The gritty, corporate dystopia had a bit of a Snowcrash feel to it, and the world is painted in stark, black strokes. From the Midwest dotted with slave labor factories that build goods for a wealthy China, to decaying libraries that double as homeless shelters, this is a scary, dangerous world."--+Bryce Anderson, Banned Sorcery Book Reviews

Strictly Analog is on sale for just 99 cents for a few more days. Grab it at this price while you can.

Get Your Copy At:
Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Strictly-Analog-Richard-Levesque-ebook/dp/B009B8BF24 

Barnes & Noble     http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strictly-analog-richard-levesque/1117400588

Kobo    https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/strictly-analog-1  

Apple iBooks  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id966292469

#bargainbooks   #cyberpunk   #dystopia  
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A dog with a giraffe's head eats from a bucket.  The harbor seal grows spindly ventral flippers and casts itself onto land.  The hummingbird drinks from the snail's abandoned shell.

The end is nigh.  Repent.
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Spoiler alert:  The cat survives just fine.
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Confession time.  Or maybe just me cussing myself out.

I've noticed that I'm procrastinating my writing by... writing.  I've got a novel that needs to be given that last coat of gloss and shipped off into the world.  But rather than break out the turtle wax, I keep falling back to these side projects.  Personal journaling.  A story I want to submit to Writers of the Future.  Writing a comprehensive outline of the sequel.

All these things are fine by themselves, but none of it is getting the project closer to completion.  Now I'm having flashbacks to the novel I was working on prior to starting this one, the one I trunked after finishing the first draft.  My mind rationalized dropping it with all sorts of reasons.  It was too ambitious.  It was too weird.  The ending seems to demand a sequel, and I have no idea what should happen in it.

Now, these aren't terrible reasons for dropping a novel and moving on to something else.  But then my mind does a double-take, I realize that I'm in this avoidance pattern with my current novel, and I start wondering if maybe I did something similar last time.

I guess that's the difference between "writers" and writers.  To get the quotes off the title, you have to finish what you start.  
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I know better than to mess with DL's story. ;-)
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Somebody else liked a book that I like!
 
Wherein a Bug Makes a Bet and Wins Big #PayMeBug #BookReview #IndieBooks

Bugs. I have this thing for bugs lately and I have no idea where it came from. I really enjoyed writing the scenes with the Black Beetle for Crimson Son. He’s the Crimson Mask’s arch-nemesis and is a bit obsessed with insects. They are efficient. Orderly.…
Bugs. I have this thing for bugs lately and I have no idea where it came from. I really enjoyed writing the scenes with the Black Beetle for Crimson Son. He's the Crimson Mask's arch-nemesis and is...
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If that bundle leaves the site and you're not on it, you'll regret it.  Maybe not today.  Maybe not tomorrow.  But someday, and for the rest of your life.
 
Maybe you're not sure that "whatever you want to pay" is cheap enough. (It is.) Or maybe you're not sure the books are any good. (They are.) But whatever your reason, the decision will soon be made for you. You have just three days left to pick up the awesome collection of books, curated with the amazing ImmerseOrDie method. After that, it will be gone forever.

So stop waffling and go get it now. Because "the rest of your life" is too long for regrets. http://storybundle.com/indie
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+Russ Linton liked my book.  I feel another squee coming on.
 
So, a Girl Walks into your Buffer Memory #BookReview #IndieBooks #TheImprobableRiseofSingularityGirl

And you snag a copy. (Ba dum ching!) No, seriously. Go grab one. A month later and I’m still figuring exactly how lucky I was to be included in the Immerse or Die story bundle. Ive got a never ending to-read list that includes reading for fun, reading for…
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I repeat: Google is the worst trip-sitter ever.

Me: "Hey Google, I'm freaking out."

Google: "Oh, okay.  Well, relax and look at this."

Me: [[ goes into screaming coma ]]
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Hallucinogens and computers are a bad mix. Ditto cell phones. 
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#ImmerseOrDie  treadmiller-in-chief +Jefferson Smith shares what he's learned over the course of evaluating the opening chapters of hundreds of books.
 
Want to know what I've learned from ImmerseOrDie? Here's the first in a series of articles outlining the dos and don'ts of immersive writing.
Lots of readers seem to be downloading samples of your novel, but few seem to be clicking the "Buy" button. What the hell is going on?Well, over the last year, I've read the start of over 200 indie books with one specific question in mind: what factors make or break that magical s
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Thanks for the share, +Bryce Anderson. The article is generating some interesting discussion.
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Doing some research for a sci-fi story, I bumped into this visualization of recent asteroid discoveries.  "Interesting" doesn't cover it.  "Insanely fascinating" captures it better.

Suddenly feeling the need for an umbrella.  A really sturdy one.
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The Wiley Coyote Asteroid Defense System. Now on sale from the good people at Acme.
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My review of +Chris Hayes-Kossmann (Christopher Ruz)'s 'Century of Sand,' a masterful, classic fantasy novel that blew the self-pub curve all to hell.

http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/58786/century-sand-review/

Chris and I both have novels the #ImmerseOrDie  storybundle (only two days left, folks and folkettes!  Pick it up at http://storybundle.com/indie).  There is one must-read novel in the bundle, and it sure as shootin' isn't mine.
Century of Sand, by Christopher Ruz. Reviewed by Bryce Anderson. [Disclaimer: This book is another book in the #ImmerseOrDie StoryBundle. I also have a book in the bundle. I don't believe it changes my opinion of the book, just the timing for publishing the review.] Rating: 10/10 ...
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Nah, I'll own my mistakes.
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[UPDATE: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL I'M TALKING ABOUT]: I was absolutely sure the amzn.to links sorted out which market the user needed to be taken to.  But someone reported it's not working that way, I can't find any confirmation that it's supposed to work that way, and running my own tests doesn't show it working this way.  Everything below here is most likely wrong, and the bit.ly-produced URLs will just take everyone to the store mentioned in the unshortened link.

Mini-rant time, my authors!  Are you pushing people towards Amazon?  Do you find yourself posting dozens of links to different stores for every geographical region, or worse, suggesting to people that they replace the .com with the country code they need?

Stop that!  There is a better way.

Grab the Amazon URL for your book and paste it into http://bit.ly (a URL shortening service).  It will hand you back a shortened link http://amzn.to/SomeLinkCode.  When your readers click it, they'll be swept off to the geographical store that they need.

See?  Easier on everybody!
Bitly Brand Tools: Own, understand and activate your best audience through the power of the link.
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Certainly with smarturl you can set the redirect by country and have a default, so you could direct people to (for example) the Amazon US front if the product wasn't for sale in their country.
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The future is like the past, but moreso.
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We are but shadows projected onto the inner eyelid of sleeping Cthulhu.  Happy dreaming.
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Wrote The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl: http://bannedsorcery.com/books/1
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I have now been on hold for seventeen minutes, waiting to ask a sales associate if they carry a product. I need to tell you about this on-hold experience. It is sub-par. The hold music itself? The same six-second guitar riff, repeated over and over and over and... over and over and over.... It's like listening to a teenage guitarist practice. As the minutes pass, it will burn into your brain like the whine of a dentist's drill. Fortunately, every minute or so a voice will cut in saying, "Thank you for calling Home Depot" in a way that makes you think your call has finally been answered. It has not. You are still on hold, and listening to a polite, almost inappropriately chipper woman apologize as she encourages you to stay on the line. "Now please listen to my boyfriend practice his chord progressions" is not explicitly stated. Minute 25. My will to live has been reduced by 17%. At this point, it's become a battle of wills between me and a phone which (I figure) is actually ringing into an empty warehouse in Akron, Ohio. This is not a productive use of my time.
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